Week 5 SCROG Grow: Final Topping
What’s up Cannabis Growers, My name is Dylan and welcome to Week 5 of the Screen of Green Grow Series. This is the only video for week 5 and will include the second topping of this grow as well as the week 4 nutrient mix. Now if you are not planning on using a SCROG you can start flowering your cannabis plants at this point. Since I am going to veg for a lot longer, I am repeating the week 4 nutrient mix because it is the last of the veg cycle. I would also like to mention that there will be no more LST performed on these plants from here on out, as it is time to let them grow up and then trained by the SCROG. If you want to see what that looks like right now, you can visit the full Screen of Green series at greenboxgrown.com. Alright now lets get started with day 1 of the week.
The plants are ready for their next watering so I am giving them a plain pHd water and spray. Now that the plants are larger, you can increase the amount of water each one gets, but remember to do this a little at a time so you don’t drown them. From this shot you can see that they have grown into that perfectly round shape and probably have well over 20 tops a piece. What is great about the SCROG is not only will it help create even more tops when added, but it will help each individual top grow larger buds. It is also important you give them a really good misting the larger they get as there are more leaves to cover.
A few days later and only a couple of the plants are ready for a watering so I’ll give them another round of the plain pHd water. Once that is finished I will give all the plants a good misting. This leaf is starting to die so Im just gonna pull it from the plant right now. Be careful when doing this and gently pull down on the leaf till it comes off. If it is being difficult to pull off that just means it isn’t dying and should be left on the plant. Now I will mist them and they are all finished being watered.
Now I am going to top these plants and will be topping as many of the branches as I can get to. This is a drastic change from the first topping on day 1 just 4 and a half weeks ago, and will help greatly with creating more bud sites. Always be sure to start with a sterilized pair of trimmers before cutting, and you can use hydrogen peroxide to clean them off if you’d like. Now all you have to do is top each branch just like before and that’s it. It helps to start at one end of the plant and just work your way around so you can keep track of which branches have already been cut. Remember to cut right below the top where it connects to the main branch and to throw out the piece you cut off as you don’t want it decomposing in the soil.
This is just a quick shot of a branch that pulled its hook out of the soil. In this case all you need to do is harness it back down by putting the hook further down into the soil. If it is slipping out of the hook, that means you have the hook to close to the end and need to move if further down the branch. It also looks like this branch wasn’t topped, but it still has a new branch starting to form below as if it was.
Another day later, and the plants are ready for their nutrient feeding. I will be mixing the week 4 fox farm mix since I am still in veg, and I will also be mixing the flower kiss foliar spray. SinceI am in coco coir, I will be adding half a tsp of coco wet per gallon of water as well as 1 tsp of Cal Mag product per gallon of water for extra nutrients. Before I water the plants I want to show you how much growth there been from the areas I topped. You can see the new branches already forming and growing out from where the original top was and this is only 2 days after they were topped. Alright, now I will water them and then mist. Also if you haven’t noticed, look at how much these plants have grown since the beginning of the video. Rewind and look at how they were and then fast forward to this point and you can see the difference is huge. The plants are growing into each other and its getting hard to tell where one plant ends and the other begins.
Now that it’s almost been 2 weeks since I added the tape to this broken branch, I am going to remove it and show how it has recovered. Unfortunately when I was removing the tape, I tore the branch completely off as I wasn’t being careful. I still wanted to show this however because you can see where the plant had fused itself back together. You can see the base is much fatter and that is because the plant was sending extra nutrients and energy to that portion of the plant to help it recover.
Also, this top that is now severed from the plant is a lot bigger now than it was when it first snapped. meaning it kept growing after I tapped it back together.
This is the final day of week 5 and you can see the branches are really starting to stretch up, which is exactly what I need them to do. Eventually I will be adding a SCROG above them and will train the branches up and through it. Right now I am trying to count all of the tops bout theres really too many to count at this point. My guess is around 30 plus per plant, and once I add the SCROG you will see why that is so important to have.
Alright guys, that officially concludes Week 5 for the Screen of Green Series and remember that you long need to use any LST or hook training on your plants for the rest of the grow. Next weeks video is very simple as the the plants will be recovering from their toppings and will only need to be watered. If you enjoyed the video, please give it a thumbs up and comment below with your feedback. Also don’t forget to subscribe to my channel and to turn on notifications for updates on my latest grows. As always, thank you for watching and until next time…
Dylan @ GreenBox Grown